Minister of Aviation — Hadi Sirika, and Minister of Foreign Affairs — Geoffrey Onyema, has announced that the suspension of flights by Emirates Airlines into and out of Nigeria had been officially lifted.
It had earlier announced in June that flights from Nigeria to the UAE had been suspended, after several back and forth conversations with officials of the Federal Government.
It said the suspension was halted following the resolution of the differences between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates after the UAE lifted some of the restrictions imposed on travellers from Nigeria as part of measures to contain COVID-19.
In July this year, the UAE had insisted on travellers from Nigeria undergoing several other COVID-19 tests after the initial test in Nigeria.
Sirika said the ban was lifted unconditionally, adding that going forward, Nigerians could fly directly to the UAE and back into Nigeria without restrictions.
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